Grand opening

An artist's impression of the new development at Cockburn Gateway Shopping City.
An artist's impression of the new development at Cockburn Gateway Shopping City.

The $100 million investment will add about 40 new specialty retailers, including Target, Cotton On, Bonds, Forever New, Lorna Jane, Pandora, Kathmandu, City Beach, Dusk, Chica Booti, Jim Kidd Sports and Collette Accessories.

For food lovers Northbridge’s Dragon Palace will launch its flagship suburban restaurant at the redeveloped centre, joined by Lone Star Rib House, frozen yoghurt store Ugolicious, as well as Grill’d, San Churro, Guzman Y Gomez, Coffee Club and Nando’s.

There will be an extra 1200 parking bays, including 420 rooftop bays and about 450 underground bays with park-assist technology showing motorists via green and red lights where there are free spots. Other features include a zone for owners of electrical vehicles to charge their cars, a Magic Hand Car Wash, alfresco dining, a playground, water feature and stage area.

More than 700 jobs are expected to be created following the redevelopment.

Perron Group’s general property manager Andrew Byars said the launch at 8am, October 30, would be worth the wait.

He said a cinema complex was being considered for stage four in 2018 or 2019.